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State offices in Jackson reopen Tuesday

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour on Tuesday will reopen state offices and allow state employees to return to work now that water problems in the city of Jackson have been resolved.

The State of Emergency remains in effect as counties assess damages.

 State offices were closed last week after Governor Barbour issued a State of Emergency on Jan. 11 for the City of Jackson. Freezing temperatures caused the problems in the water system creating a health and safety hazard.

He expanded the order to Carroll, Claiborne, Hinds, Lauderdale, Panola, Quitman, Tippah, Tunica, Warren and Wayne counties when the areas began experiencing similar difficulties.

State offices were closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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